âTUMBLING ANGELSâ is a story of human fortitude amidst overwhelming odds. This account is a tragedy of misfortune, in which two young Frenchmen struggling with the interminable realities that life thrusts upon them, tell their story, until they come, blending violently together to finish this dramatic adventure.
The year is 1065. The place- a small village, somewhere in Northern France. Alan, and his brother, Philippe, two French brothers, lose their farm to raiding Normans. Destitute, they set out to seek work. They are literate and this skill brings them a lucky break, but all is not as it seems.
January 5, 2013 Subject:
Transferring the old review to here
I never quite know what to write. I set too, then my head goes blank. Any how, I wish I could write like this man (he is a man?) Is this his real name?
Whoever he or she is, this has to be one of the best stories I have read in many a year.
He or she knows their history very well, and though the author has resurrected Swein Godwinson who died in 1051 to play a role here, the author used him so very magnificently. I guess one ought to give credit where it's is due, so I will start by saying the rewritten TUMBLING ANGELS should be downloaded first.
The fiery start is an emotive chapter and speaks for itself. Those that do not like bloodthirsty stories should stick to Mills and Boon. Chapter two is rather sweet with no blood being spilt and I wondered if the author was looking for blood donors. I quite like the reasoning that was going on during this chapter, though I would have liked the females to have had a larger role, but the chapter is about the men and how 'they' are about all that was happening to them. Though Maria did get a look in in the end.
The slow crescendo of chapter three soon exploded into a terrifyingly tense episode that saw our heroes well on their way to their next encounter, which, after some deft fiscal argument managed to end the chapter rather well, leaving me wanting to get on with the next chapter.
BANG! Then it hits you once more! You don't expect that for one moment. Please God, what else is there next to come? Every action is so very different from the next, so extraordinarily juxtapose from the last to leave you reeling, wondering once more whatever can come next.
Not only is the action so cinematic. Close your eyes and you are there, and I do mean actually THERE! I can count on one hand writers who have left me breathless, and this author is one of these writers who can command for me, a following.
Every scene, every action is played out so differently from the last, and not one reader can guess what will come next. This story was written with careful guile and deliberation. The author knew exactly where he was going with this story, so intricately woven, so tender and yet at times, so harsh. The story is clever, imaginative, so very persuasive. The reader knows this is a work of fiction. Yet, though based around a very factual and very well documented account of what took place in those two years, it is as if a new manuscript had been discovered that at last revealed the whole truth from three very truthful biographers. The flies on the wall who recorded and documented every moment, then came together to stitch all three stories into one brilliantly
written piece of English literature. I can pull out more superlatives, but the story itself will, once downloaded and read, give you much more than I dare write.
I am very biased toward the author's work. I do hope he has someone look at this and offer him or her a contract. 10 STARS.